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Established in 1986, the Kansas City Guitar Society was created to foster appreciation and encourage artistry of the guitar in
the greater Kansas City area. The Society is a fully incorporated, 501c3 nonprofit, tax-exempt organization devoted to
supporting the art of the guitar. The Society’s primary revenue source is membership contributions. Additional revenue
comes from ticket sales, merchandise sales and proceeds from fundraising events. All contributions are tax-deductible.


  • To promote, foster and encourage an understanding and appreciation of the classic guitar and other closely related

  • To support and encourage high standards in instruction and performance.

  • To support and encourage the creation, writing, recording and preservation of music for the classic guitar.

  • To sponsor and cosponsor activities in connection with these general purposes.

Membership Benefits

  • Receive discounted tickets to all our Guest Artist concerts.

  • Audit or perform at all KCGS sponsored master classes free of charge.

  • Purchase KCGS merchandise at discounted prices.

  • The satisfaction of knowing you are helping to support the arts in your community!

Guest Artist Series
This concert series brings the best guitarists from around the world to Kansas City. Hear them at St. Paul’s Episcopal
Church, 40th and Main. Tickets available at the door. Artists who have performed on our Guest Artist Series include: Pablo
Sainz Villegas, Pepe Romero, Tommy Emmanuel, Ana Vidovic, Dennis Koster, William Kanengiser, Scott Tennant, The Los
Angeles Guitar Quartet, The Falla Guitar Trio, Frederic Hand, Andrew York, Lily Afshar, Antigoni Goni, Jason Vieaux,
Michael Chapdelaine, Eduardo Fernandez, David Leisner, David Starobin, Amsterdam Guitar Trio, The Assads, Adam
Holzman, Ricardo Cobo, Marc Teicholz, Douglas Niedt, David Tanenbaum, Denis Azabagic, David Russell.

“Casual Concerts” Sundays at St. Paul’s Guitar Series
Sunday afternoon FREE casual concerts featuring Kansas City guitarists at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 40th and Main,
Kansas City, MO. This is a great location with wonderful acoustics.

Guitars in the Park
Free outdoor summer concerts at Oppenstein Brothers Park, downtown Kansas City. Presented in cooperation with the
Downtown Council and the Jackson County Department of Parks and Recreation.

The Kansas City Guitar Society is supported entirely by its members, ticket sales, and contributions. The Society is run
entirely by unpaid volunteers.

If you have enjoyed coming to our concerts and would like to help support our efforts, you can
make a donation. Or, become
a member! You don’t have to play the guitar to join. We just appreciate having you at our events. Memberships are available
for as little as $25. To join,
download this form. For more information or if you have questions, email us. You may also call
our membership chairman Tim Taylor at 913-888-1468.
Remember, with a membership, you will save up to 33% on Guest
Artist Series tickets, receive discounts on KCGS merchandise, AND support the KCGS

Help keep guitar music thriving in Kansas City. Thank you and I hope to see you at our events this season.

Douglas Niedt, President
Kansas City Guitar Society

The Kansas City Guitar Society presents a variety
of concerts throughout the year for your enjoyment:
We could use your help.
Join the Kansas City Guitar Society.
Board of Directors:

President: Douglas Niedt
Secretary/Treasurer: Leslie Smith
Membership Chair: Tim Taylor
Additional Board Members: Cynthia Egger, Bob Goodwin, John Lehoczky, David Smart
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